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Fast Forward Institute, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Among the Top 20% most popular Portuguese schools in Brazil in the last 12 months Average student rating for this school was the best or in the top 20% among all schools in Brazil

What we like about the school

  • Small class sizes

Sao Paulo  

Fast Forward Institute

The language school Fast Forward Institute was founded in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1991. The school is located in an upper class residential neighborhood, close to universities and shopping centers.

The school address is: Rua Artur de Azevedo, 281, 05404-01 - Sao Paulo (Brazil).

Accreditations and Quality seals

Belta, Study in Brazil

School Size:

Facilities

  • Kitchen for student use

  • Microwave for student use

  • Computer lab

  • Library

  • Daily press

  • Movie room

  • Games room

  • Lounge

  • Garden

  • Student support desk

  • Free coffee

  • Free water dispenser

  • Free WIFI

Facilities for disabled students

  • Wheelchair access to classroom

  • Wheelchair access to reception

  • Adapted for students with learning difficulty

Classroom equipment

  • Air conditioning in all classrooms

  • Heating in all classrooms

  • Ample natural light in most classrooms

Number of classrooms:

7

Number of public workstations:

3

Prices include

  • Internet access and use of school computers
  • Wireless LAN zone at school
  • Free certificate of course attendance
  • Language level placement test at first day of classes
  • Free consultation about suitable college/university programs by qualified consultant
  • Free assistance in applying to college/university programs by qualified consultant

Course material:

Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.

Average number of students

  • Adult courses in summer: 40
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 20

Average age of students

  • in summer: 21 years
  • throughout the year: 23 years

Average number of levels

  • Adult courses in summer: 8
  • Adult courses throughout the year: 8

Minimum age of students

  • 17 years

Exams offered:

  • CELP, BRAS

Portuguese teacher qualifications

  • 100 % hold a university degree
  • 100 % hold a recognised language teaching qualification

Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school):

18
7
2
5
2
2
19
29

Airport transfer

Best arrival airport is Aeroporto International de São Paulo (GRU). It takes 50 minutes by car to school.

Language school closed

In 2017 (including national and regional bank holidays): 25.Jan.2017, 27.Feb.2017, 28.Feb.2017, 01.Mar.2017, 14.Apr.2017, 21.Apr.2017, 01.May.2017, 15.Jun.2017, 07.Sep.2017, 12.Oct.2017, 02.Nov.2017, 15.Nov.2017, 20.Nov.2017, 25.Dec.2017

Courses

All prices in US$ (convert currency). Below the original school prices are displayed.
Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 650618 12001140 17401653 22702157 27802641 32903126 38003610 43104095 53305064 63506033 510485
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 15:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 510485 900855 12701207 16201539 19601862 23002185 26402508 29802831 36603477 43404123 340323
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 15:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 12001140 23002185 33003135 42904076 52705007 62505938 72306869 82107800 101709662 1213011524 980931
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 12:50
Afternoon: 14:00  - 17:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 24202299 46204389 68006460 89808531 1113010574 1328012616 1543014659 1758016701 2188020786 2618024871 21502043
Includes lunch with the teacher Monday to Friday and activities during the week.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 18:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Weeks 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 12 Additional Week
Price in US$ 16001520 30602907 45104285 59505653 73506983 87508313 101509643 1155010973 1435013633 1715016293 14001330
Includes lunch with the teacher Monday to Friday.
Starting dates
Every Monday .
General course schedule
Lessons will be scheduled within the following times according to your level:
Morning: 9:00  - 15:50
Required language level
Beginner (A1) - No previous knowledge required
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Note: All courses offered by Fast Forward Institute, Sao Paulo can be booked online with LanguageCourse.Net. In case a course is not listed above, just mention the course description in the comment field of the online registration form.
Lesson duration: 50 minutes
School's administrative fee: 100.00  US$
Individual classes Single individual lessons of tuition can be booked at 50 US$. The combination of group and individual lessons is highly recommended. Individual lessons will encourage you to actively speak the foreign language and will offer you the opportunity to discuss individual problems and weaknesses.

Accommodation

weeks 1 2 3 4 Additional Week
Price in US$ 270 540 810 1080 270
Prices based on accommodation from Sunday to Saturday
Price per person
Price extra night:
45 US$ (Individual extra nights bookable at indicated extra night price)
Room Occupancy:
Single room.
Distance from school:
26 minutes walking (average reported by our former students)
Includes:
TV, Towels, Bedding/linen, Weekly cleaning, Access to laundry service, Kitchen, Access to Wifi in building (free WIFI), Half board, Shared bathroom.
Age of students
Minimum age of students: 16
  • Max. 1 student of each nationality possible? yes
  • Single room: always
  • Optional airport transfer
    São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport: for 110 US$ (one way); for 220 US$ (return trip)

Leisure activities

activity possible distance from school
Ballet 1 km
Cooking  
Dancing 1 km
Football (soccer)  
Golf  
Horse riding  
Mountainbiking  
Music 2 km
Squash  
Swimming 1 km
Tennis  
Yoga 1 km

Reviews

City
4.3/5.0 
Organisation
3.9/5.0 
Facilities
3.4/5.0 
Social activities
3.0/5.0 
Course quality / Progress in language
4.3/5.0 
Value for money
3.7/5.0 
Accommodation
Homestay
4.0/5.0 
Shared Flat (apartment)
4.2/5.0 
Other
4.2/5.0 
Students liked about Fast Forward Institute, Sao Paulo
The teachers are very good and friendly! The school is located in the center of the city.
Overall rating
5.0/5.0
Value for money
5.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
5.0/5.0
The third teacher was very good. We practiced listening, speaking, reading, presentations and grammar.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
3.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
1.0/5.0
Accommodation
Other
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: School-sponsored activities in the afternoon, by the time the note is not held at all. When I went, so much.
Other comments: And friendly environment, recommended for those who want to learn Portuguese for a reasonable price. Sao Paulo is a very large cities, cars and more people, and not very quiet. If you do not like big cities, might want to try to consider how the school Maceio schools.
the flexibility of the programms duration. The teachers were always willing to help.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
4.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
4.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
4.0/5.0
School organization
4.0/5.0
Social activities
4.0/5.0
Accommodation
the course I had included us two students, which made the course very intensive. the teachers are very nice and helpful and good teachers. also it was great, that the school didn't allow the conversation of other languages.
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
3.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
3.0/5.0
Social activities
2.0/5.0
Accommodation
Homestay
3.0/5.0
Additional information
Insider tips about what future students should not miss: look at the city! do more than the course offers considering traveling around the country, going out, to exhibitions etc. the teachers are very helpful with information!
The teachers and the format of the teaching!
Overall rating
4.0/5.0
Value for money
3.0/5.0
Detailed review
City/place
5.0/5.0
Facilities (library, classrooms)
5.0/5.0
Quality of teaching / language progress
5.0/5.0
School organization
5.0/5.0
Social activities
5.0/5.0
Accommodation
Additional information
Other comments: Quite expensive compared to private tutoring, is hard to stay in the school for a long time due to school fees! But still a great overall school.

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